Friday, January 24, 2014

PGPD Investigates Police-Involved Shooting

Donell Calloway

Gregory Evans

Updated January 24, 2014: The suspects are identified as 25-year-old Donell Joseph Calloway of the 700 block of 12th Street in Southeast Washington, and 27-year-old Gregory Tony Evans of the 3000 block of 14th Street in Northeast Washington.  Both face several charges related to the armed robbery of the liquor store in Forestville.  Calloway remains hospitalized in stable condition. Evans remains in the custody of the Metropolitan Police Department awaiting extradition to Prince George’s County.

Detectives have also linked these suspects to a second robbery which occurred earlier in the day at a business in the 4100 block of Southern Avenue in Capital Heights.

The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a police-involved shooting in Northeast Washington.  The Special Investigation Response Team (SIRT) is leading the investigation.

On January 22, 2014, at about 5:45 pm, patrol officers responded for an armed robbery in progress in the 3300 block of Walters Lane in Forestville.  At least two suspects entered a liquor store and demanded cash while holding an employee at gunpoint.  Fearing for his safety, the employee complied.  The suspects then sped off in a minivan.

Patrol officers responding to the scene saw the minivan driving in the area.  When the  suspects refused to stop, officers pursued them into Washington, D.C.  The suspects lost control of the minivan and crashed into a utility pole on Clay Place near 57th Street in Northeast Washington.  At least two suspects then ran.

The preliminary investigation reveals the officers confronted the suspects.  During the confrontation, a PGPD officer discharged his duty weapon.  An armed suspect was struck by gunfire, however it's not clear if the suspect shot himself, or was struck by the officer. The suspect is in a Prince George's County hospital tonight.  A second suspect is in the custody of the Metropolitan Police Department, awaiting extradition to Prince George's County.  A handgun and money believed to be from the robbery were recovered on the scene of the crash.

The involved patrol officer is a six-year veteran of the Prince George’s County Police Department.  He is on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to call the CID Robbery Unit at 301-772-4905. Callers can remain anonymous by calling CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). You may also text “PGPD plus your tips” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to and submit a tip online.

For more information, please contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at 301-772-4710.

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